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About Lumbini
Lumbini in Nepal is the hallowed cradle of Buddhism and birthplace of Lord Buddha. Its history dates back to the time of his birth around 560 BC.

Chinese Monastry
Chinese Monastry

Even in that serene era, Lumbini has attained great heights of civilization and prosperity. There are also evidences of many royal visits to this sacred place. One such royal visitor was Emperor Ashoka Mauraya of India in 249 BC. To com-memorize his visit he erected a grand stone monolith which stands till today. Nearby is the shrine of Maya Devi, Buddha's mother. It contains a stone relief depicting Buddha's native scene. In the area are also modern Buddhist shrines and an older Lamaist gompa.

A little distance away are the ancient ruins of Tilaurakot where the Buddha as Prince Siddhartha renounced the riches of his father's Kingdom in search of truth.

Mayadevi Temple
Mayadevi Temple

A few hours drive from Lumbini lies some of the holiest places of India. Varanasi, considered as most sacred place of hindus, is a city of beautiful age-old temples. Even by 600 BC Varanasi was already a place of pilgrimage of Hindus.

About 10 km north of Varanasi is Sarnath, a tranquil world part. Here in the Deer Park, Lord Buddha preached his first sermon.

Burmese Monastry
Burmese Monastry

At Bodhaya, some distance away Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment under Bodhi tree. One and half-hours from Lumbini lies beautiful hill station of Tansen. Like Kathmandu, Tansen is a town abounding with temples and views of majestic snow capped western Himalayan mountain range.

East of Lumbini lies Chitwan national park. One of the Best park's on this side of the World. It is a home to the Rhinoceroses, the royal Bengal tiger, gangetic dolphin and crocodiles. There are also over 50 species of large mammals and over 400 species of bird.

Japanese Monastry
Japanese Monastry

Transportation mode to Lumbini, Siddharthanagar

From India: From all major Indian cities to Gorakhpur (India) by road or train, from Gorakhpur to Lumbini by road.

From Within Nepal: Kathmandu to Lumbini by airlines or by road.

Visa: For entry from India by road, Tourist visa for Nepal can be obtained at border customs.